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Pop Quiz: System Center 2012: Service Delivery and Automation of a Private Cloud

Applies to the "Design and Deploy System Center" objective of Exam 70-247.

Q: Which of the following tools are needed for service delivery and automation using System Center 2012? (Choose two.)

  1. Service Manager
  2. Operations Manager
  3. Orchestrator
  4. Virtual Machine Manager

Answer and explanation are below.

Answers are A and C: System Center 2012 Service Manager and Orchestrator are necessary tools for private cloud service delivery and automation.

Quick Tip: Service Manager provides a self-service experience and standardization for data center processes that can help integrate workflows infrastructure and applications. Orchestrator provides integration and automation of IT processes through the creation of runbooks that can help define and standardize best practices and improve operational efficiency.


Bonus Question: Which tool can help with estimating storage space needs when deploying System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last time: The steps necessary to upgrade a cluster from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 include the Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering Cluster Migration Wizard. This tool copies cluster roles from a source cluster to a target cluster.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected].

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